Hotarubi no Mori e (movie)

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Alternative title:
The Light of a Firefly Forest
蛍火の杜へ (Japanese)
螢火之森 (Chinese (Taiwan))
Themes: spirits
Objectionable content: None
Plot Summary: As a child, Hotaru lost herself in a forest near her uncle's place that she visits every summer. There, she had a fateful encounter with a spirit, who helped her even though he would disappear if a human being touches him. She began to visit him every summer, even as she grows; while he waits for the summer to come, for their time together to flow again.
User Ratings: 616 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 112 votes (sub:101, raw:4, dub:1, ?:1, others:5
4 Spanish subtitled
1 Russian dubbed
 Excellent: 208 votes (sub:177, dub:6, ?:2, others:23
10 Spanish subtitled
4 Russian subtitled
3 Italian subtitled
2 Russian dubbed
1 Arabic subtitled
1 Turkish subtitled
1 Czech subtitled
1 Vietnamese subtitled subtitled
 Very good: 157 votes (sub:147, dub:2, raw:2, others:6
1 German subtitled
1 Russian edited dub
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Korean subtitled
1 Polish subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
 Good: 89 votes (sub:80, dub:4, raw:1, others:4
1 Italian subtitled
1 Vietnamese subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
1 French dubbed
 Decent: 31 votes (sub:28, dub:2, others:1
1 Arabic subtitled
 So-so: 11 votes (sub:8, dub:2, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
 Not really good: 3 votes (sub:2, others:1
1 Portuguese subtitled
 Weak: 5 votes (sub:5)
 Bad: -
 Awful: -
 Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 864 users, rank: #1341 (of 7980)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 8.342 (Very good+), std. dev.: 1.3172, rank: #244 (of 8056)
Weighted mean: 8.297 (Very good+), rank: #244 (of 8056) (seen all: 8.30 / won't finish: 3.00)
Bayesian estimate: 8.282 (Very good+), rank: #155 (of 6114)
Running time: 45 minutes
Vintage: 2011-07-30
Premiere date:
2011-09-17 (Japan)
2011-10-08 (UK, Scotland Loves Anime)
Release dates: We have 2
Ending Theme:
"Natsu o Miteita" (夏を見ていた) by Shizuru Ōtaka
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Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Takahiro Ōmori
Script: Takahiro Ōmori
Original creator: Yuki Midorikawa
Character Design: Akira Takata
Animation Director: Akira Takata
2nd Key Animation:
Risako Yoshida
Satomi Higuchi
Animation producer: Yumi Satou
Assistant producer:
Kazuya Sato
Kumiko Katou
Color design: Hiromi Miyawaki
Color Specification: Hiromi Miyawaki
Distribution Sales:
Masami Ebihara
Yuu Takahashi
Editing: Kazuhiko Seki
Editing Assistant: Yasutaka Ikeda
Finish Check: Hiromi Miyawaki
In-Between Check: Yumiko Totsu
Location Hunting Assistance:
Masafumi Kino
Rie Maehara
Photography Assistant: Yuuji Kakuda
Plug-in Assistance: Kengo Watanabe
Production manager: Teruko Utsumi
Publicity Producer: Kazuko Yamamoto
Recording Adjustment: Ryoji Kameda
Recording Assistant: Hiromi Yoshihara
Sound Effects: Eiko Morikawa
Sound Producer: Junichi Inaba
Special Effects: Toshio Hasegawa
Theme Song Arrangement: Makoto Yoshimori
Theme Song Composition: Makoto Yoshimori
Theme Song Lyrics: Makoto Yoshimori
Theme Song Performance: Shizuru Otaka
Ayane Sakura as Hotaru
Japanese companies
Animation Production: Brain's Base
Finish Animation: office fuu
HD Editing: Q-Tec
Music Production: Aniplex
Photography: Graphinica
Photography Assistance:
Big Bang
Studio Easter
Planning Assistance: LaLa Editorial
Recording Studio: Studio T&T
Sound Production: Dax
German staff
German companies
Distributor: Peppermint Anime (festival 2015)
German cast
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
Licensed by: Mighty Media Co., Ltd.
Chinese (Taiwan) cast

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